Whitehead, John Cunningham

Whitehead, John Cunningham

(1922–  ) investment executive; born in Evanston, Ill. Son of a telephone lineman, educated at Haverford College and Harvard, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1947, became a partner in 1956, and was senior partner and co-chairman from 1976–84. He served as a deputy secretary of state in the Reagan Administration (1985–89) before returning to the private sector as chairman of AEA Investors, Inc. (New York City).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.